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Infrastructure Thought Leaders Series: Retaining Wall Systems

Date
11.02.2021
Time
5:00pm AEDT
Location
WEBINAR
Guest Speaker
Dr Jim Yang
Guest Speaker
Kim Guttridge
POSTED
04.02.2021

We heard from industry experts on innovative retaining wall systems that are changing the way we design retaining walls in 2021.

This webinar took an in depth look at principles and applications of engineering large scale retaining wall structures including the challenges and designs.

Speakers provided insights and shared case studies on structures referencing real world examples.

As retaining wall design elements have evolved, we heard about the latest innovations to provide solutions to:

• Reduce Costs

• Mitigate Risk

• Safety & Environmental Considerations

Dr Jim Yang Senior Technical Director and Regional Director of Geotechnics & Tunnelling, Arcadis

FIEAust CPEng EngExec

Jim Yang is Arcadis’ Senior Technical Director & Regional Technical Director of Geotechnics and Tunnelling for the Australian Region with responsibilities that include team leadership and the technical delivery of all major projects. Since joining Arcadis, Jim has built the geotechnical and tunnelling team into a group that can provide full geotechnical and specialist tunnelling services from site investigation through to detailed design.

Jim is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in leadership, management and design of infrastructure and building structures within Australia and overseas. He has published over 60 technical papers and invited lectures. Jim was the co-chairman for the China Tunnel and Bridge Summit in 2012, 2016 and 2018.
Kim Guttridge Technical Director - Transport, WSP

FIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Kim is a senior civil and structural engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in design and construction in commercial, transport and infrastructure sectors in Australia, Hong Kong and South East Asia. He has a wide breadth of experience from infrastructure to architectural structures with recent project accomplishments in Melbourne’s transport network and underground structures. These include Springvale Road Grade Separation, Caulfield to Dandenong Elevated Rail and Melbourne Metro. This experience has provided Kim with a complete understanding of multi-disciplinary design and can effectively work in a key design manager role and structural lead role.
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